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osborne unveiled the government's proposed tax and spending plans to members of the british house of commons. he told members 600,000 more jobs will be added this year according to forecasters. corporation tax will be cut to 20%, the lowest tax rate than any other economy in the world. in his one-hour speech, chancellor osborne announced measures aimed at assisting small business owners, first- time homebuyers, and british veterans. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. mr. deputy speaker, this is a budget for people who aspire to work hard and get on. it's a budget for people who realise there are no easy answers to problems built up over many years. just the painstaking work of putting right what went so badly wrong. and together with the british people we are, slowly but surely, fixing our country's economic problems. we've now cut the deficit not by a quarter, but by a third. we've helped business create not a million new jobs, but one and a quarter million new jobs. we've kept interest rates at record lows. but mr. deputy speaker, despite the progress we've made, th
of the cuts into taxes. but at any rate, we think early this week we'll have a clear sense of getting this done t. may have to go back to the house if the senate does amend it, and then the house i think would quickly pass it. host: stick with us real quick. senate majority whip dick durbin was on fox news sunday yesterday talking about the continuing spending resolution to keep the government funded and timing on what. i want to play that now. >> this is all very important, i understand, but we have work to be done in just a short period of time. i urge my senate colleagues, let's be sparing in the amends. let's get the c.r. passed. we can do it and do it quickly this coming week. host: before we let you go, if they don't get this done this week railroad company we thinking members may come back from recess next week before the 27th? is there any talk of that? guest: there's been nothing that i've heard, and i mean, i just wouldn't -- i wouldn't be too speaked by this. i think they will get it done early. i think they'll know by today, we'll be able to rough out a schedule after we h
a blue-collar conservative project which has taxes are people who work hard, do the right thing and want to get on? stop spending billions of pounds we don't have on overseas aid where we saw -- helping with their cost of living -- [inaudible] >> first of all, can i thank the honorable frien thing for givine the opportunity to remind people that even before this budget in two weeks time there will be a tax cut for 24 million people in our country? [shouting] as we raise the amount of money you can earn before you pay tax come we will take an over too many people out the tax altogether. we have frozen the council tax. we have canceled fuel duty increase after fuel duty increase, and we are legislating -- and i can also tell him where not going to carry on with a proposal made by the previous energy secretary which was about 179 pounds on everybody's bill. we decided to scrap that. >> ed miliband. [shouting] >> trento want to ask the primers about the situation in cyprus. can the prime minister update the house what is being done to protect the british nationals including our armed forces
the sequester and in committee, democrats proposed to close those special interest tax loopholes that riddle our tax code, republicans said no. democrats proposed to offset unwise republican cuts to medical research like alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes research at n.i.h., republicans said no. democrats tried to cut the special interest spending in the tax code to offset republican cuts to students who rely on pell grants but republicans said no. mr. van hollen: i yield the gentleman another minute and a half. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. ms. castor: the democrats in the budget committee proposed to strengthen medicare and replace the republican plan to turn medicare into a voucher program. all it does is simply shift the cost tour families and older neighbors. mr. speaker, this republican budget is not consistent with american values. it is not fiscally responsible. it is a charade, it is a capitulation to the tea party. it does not serve us well in economic recovery and the ways we want to grow america. it's a plan for economic weakness. it's a receding vision of american greatness. in
their proposals on taxes. under their budget, the top rate is to be reduced from 39.6% to 25%. the a.m.t. will be repealed. the corporate tax rate will be cut from 35% to 25%. but you don't find one sill bell in the republican budget on how these tax cuts will be paid for. . they don't identify a single tax policy that will end. the republican budget would mean a huge tax cut for the very wealthy, several $100,000 a year and leave a nearly $6 trillion hole in the deficit that would lead to tax increases for middle-income families. that isn't balance. that is total imbalance. at the same time, republicans propose cutting $3.3 trillion from programs for people with low and moderate incomes, including hundreds of billions of dollars for food nutrition and medicaid programs. so i want to end by asking the republicans when they come and talk about their tax proposals to name a specific that they would address. it's not in the republican budget. name one, name two, name three. otherwise, it's worse than empty. the chair: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from wisconsin.
it to the rich. let's raise taxes trillions of dollars. let's go and stick it to special interests like people who he provide gasoline at the pump. to raise taxes on oil companies. ladies and gentlemen, every time you raise taxes, you raise prices. and every time you race -- raise prices the consumer has to pay more for it. these are the ideas that make america less able to be prepared for its future and cost more money. that's why when you look at this slide you see where the laws already enacted by the democrats are leading america to where we will be functionally bankrupt. we are following theure peaian model exactly what -- the european model exactly what they have done over there for a number of years and now we are seeing firsthand, iceland, greece, cyprus just yesterday. this is the pathway that if our friends, the democrats, get their say, this is where they'll lead us. so republicans through paul ryan spoke about we want to make sure that medicare, social security, that the free enterprise system is alive and well by making these plans and the process therein ready for the employers a
wanted to commend it administration for its aggressiveness in getting this person. a tax that may be planned by al qaeda -- attacks that may be planned by al qaeda. all of us should agree that the work that you have done and what the fbi has done since 9/11, really protecting the country against any massive domestic terrorist attacks, and all of your activities internationally, it has really been remarkable. not itscy, it was primary focus on 9/11, but as much of the country, we've had to focus more intently on this issue. i do want to bring you back home. my final question is about the budget and appropriations and the department of justice. we imprison more people than any other nation in the world through our state and federal prison systems. 24% of the doj budget -- you are at about 29%. it will continue to rise. at some point, we need to think differently about what we're doing with people. i have constituents, family, children, we all want to be protected from dangerous people. a society ought to be protected. people involved in wrongdoing should be punished. at some point a
and a member of the ways and means tax writing committee. if you would, starts by bringing us up-to-date on where the house is when it comes to the continuing resolution and the 2014 budget. guest: the continuing resolution which funds the government was passed out of the house a couple of weeks ago. the senate has been dealing with that. they passed it last evening. it is back in the house, and we will likely pass that today, which is good news because one of the things that we included was the spending reduction, the appropriate spending reduction so we can try to get this economy back on track. excitingt is an activity that is been on the house floor these past two days. we will likely pass that out of the house of representatives today. this is a budget by paul ryan that will allow us to get to balance. that means the government will stop sending more money than it takes in by the end of the decade, which is really exciting. what that allows us to do is to get the economy rolling, jobs being created and provide more certainty so young people coming out of college know there i
that support job creation just for the sake of more budget busting tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers and corporations. yet my friends on the other side my friends continue pushing this approach in the name of deficit reduction, but their own leadership admitted we don't have a debt crisis in the country. the architect, congressman paul ryan, said we don't have a debt crisis. speaker boehner said it's not an immediate problem. why should we enact this budget while democrats have a balanced approach to protect the middle class. why should we pass a budget that gets 66% of its cuts from programs for people of low or moderate income. why should we pass a budget that cuts pell grants that helps students or cuts the snap program that helps to feed 48 million people to give a $200,000 tax cut to millionaires? the budget put forward by the congressional black caucus continues the snap program to prevent americans from going hungry. while at the same time, reducing the deficit by $2.8 trillion over 10 years. the american people know we can't cut our way to prosperity, nor can we succeed by pu
who have separated could still live in the same home without bedroom tax rules applying? given that glaring loophole discouraging marriage, should not the prime minister's next u- turn be axing this cruel and shambolic tax altogether? >> first of all, let me say, once again, that only the labour party could call welfare reform a tax. a tax is when you earn money and the government take away some of your money. what this is, this is a basic issue of fairness. there is not a spare room subsidy for people in private, rented accommodation in receipt of housing benefit, so we should ask why there is a spare room subsidy for people living in council houses and getting housing benefit. it is a basic issue of fairness and this government are putting it right. >> andrew bingham. >> glossop cartons in my constituency has just invested significantly in placing the world's first order for the euclid digital cutting and creasing machine. tomorrow, nestlÉ opens its brand-new, state-of-the-art bottling plant for the famous buxton water, also in my constituency. does my right honorable friend
for medicare. or else i lose my provider, and i think that's a tax they are putting on people with -- bilities and trying to got to pay on their disability. and those with legionnaires disease or h.i.v., dirty needles. host: ray, atlanta, georgia, republican party. good morning. caller: good morning. very interesting conversation you're having this morning. i have found that most people pend a fairer amount of time planning for their vacation than for their retirement. i work with a fortune 10 company and have been with them for 28 years so at the water cooler hearing different conversations if you ask people how much money they have in their 401-k, a lot of them have no idea nor do they have any idea on the different plans to put their money in. it's rather appalling, actually. host: ray, how old are you? caller: 52. host: when do you plan to retire? caller: i'm going to work until i'm 62-63 years old. something about public america, i have a -- family members with retirement pensions about $65,000. being in corporate america my pension is nowhere near that, so if we don't save in our 401-k t
. their budget increases taxes by $1.5 trillion on top of the hundreds of billions they have already added to your tax bills at the beginning of the year. they also have no plans to say the entitlement programs even though the president knows doing is not about the costs an option. doing nothing makes no sense. budgets are about setting priorities. republicans realize we have a moral obligation to spend your hard earned tax dollars wisely. we should but only what we need to cover the functions of government and not a dollar more. that is why we support reforms to fix the programs washington should be funding and a limited programs it shouldn't and balance a budget. federali note that the government wastes hundreds of dollars each year. we need to identify and remove wasteful areas of the budget. instead the president has decided to cut on order security, first responders, and law enforcement. the director of u.s. immigration and customs recently testified before a house subcommittee that for budgetary reasons, more than 2 2200 illegl immigrants and 10 high-level offenders were released bac
were struggling under he harsh new austerity measures, the ryan plan would cut tax billers in most fortunate. last year the joint economic committee estimates that ryan's tax plan would lower taxes for millionaires by about $300,000 while raising taxes for individual taxpayers earning between $30,000 and $100,000 by over $4,000. how fair is that? at a time when income inequality is widely viewed as a very serious problem in our country, the ryan plan would make it worse. the gap between the haves and the have-nots would grow larger under the ryan plan. the ryan plan would ask tens of millions to bear additional burdens, pay additional taxes, face additional hardships. while it cut taxes for the fortunate few and preserved loopholes for big oil and spent an additional half million dollars on the military over the next 10 years. and at the end of a decade of paying -- of painful cuts, according to the nonpartisan tax policy center, the ryan budget would have managed to actually add $5.7 trillion to the deficit . a close look at the math makes it clear that the ryan budget can't recou
of republicans that i grew up with, the conservative business, low-tax republicans, and it is a natural generational fight, and i agree, i hope they continue to battle it out until after we get a woman in the white house and do some other things. then you all come back from the dead in 2050. [laughter] when the mayans predicted the world would end in 2012, they were talking about republicans. [laughter] i see the democratic party, we have enormous challenges as well. i do not like the fact that my native south has a lot of republican governors. i like to make sure that the party is competitive in the south as all as in the northeast and the western part of the country. for that to happen, we have to make sure that we can articulate that vision the people in the south want us to have in terms of our role about government, but also the kind of country we want to be. right now i feel a lot better about the democratic party than i did four or five years ago, because it is a stronger party. >> the notion we have to spend money organizing or we did not do well because of technology, that is m
now that they are working on does nothing more than raise taxes. they want more of your money, more money out of your paycheck. ask yourself does washington really need more of your money? we are $16 trillion in debt. we have deficits we can't even wrap our arms around, and they want more of your money. if you were a financial advisor that put you $1 million in debt and ripped through your college savings for your children and all of your checking account and said, just give me more money and we'll solve the problem, would you do it? absolutely not. more than jobs, though, we are also working to save medicare and social security, the commitments that we have made to the american people. so let's take a look here at the big picture. here's a budget breakdown of where we are at right now. look, your eyes are glazed over and we start talking about the trillions of dollars that we spend, but let's take a look at what you pay versus what you expect. this big blue part right here? that's on auto pilot. no adults have come to the table to talk about where we are at today and how to actuall
a tax. andxes when you earn money the government takes away some of your money. all this is a basic issue of fairness. there is not a spare room subsidy for people in private rental accommodations in receipt of housing benefits. so we should ask why is there a ?pare room subsidy this government is putting it right. the youth led digital increasing cutting machine. tomorrow, nestlÉ opened the brand-new's date of the mark -- state-of-the-art plant. does my right honorable friend agree with me that these significant investments show that this government is making written well-equipped to win the global race. >> i think my honorable friend is absolutely right. i do see investment taking place by large multinational companies like nestlÉ who recognize now we have one of those come additive tax systems anywhere else in the world. kpmg recently reported that come in just two years, we have gone from having one of the least competitive corporate taxes in the world to having one of the most competitive. what has changed is the arrival of this chancellor and this government that has put rig
taxes taken out of the pockets of hardworking american families, more government spending which adds to the trillions of dollars in debt that will be handed down to the next generation. our friends on the other side of the aisle talk about a balanced approach, but they refuse to even balance their own budget. our vision calls for a stop to washington's failed policies and reckless spending. it says american families and small businesses understand you can't spend more than you take in. you need to balance your budget, and it's time for washington to do the same. this vision seeks to protect the things that we value most, to keep the promises we made to our seniors, to our veterans. i'm the son of a u.s. marine. while at the same time allowing us to leave a better future for our kids and our grandkids, that's the vision i want to work toward and that's why i'm proud to support the house budget committee's proposal which we'll be voting on later this week. this isn't about passing a budget for one year, just one time. this is about creating lasting solutions that help grow our economy
the americans people and addresses things that are important to american families. you know, fixing the tax code, lowering the rates means more jobs and higher wages for the american people. voting for this budget means voting for the keystone pipeline. american-made energy means more jobs and lowering energy prices for the marn people. supporting patient-centered reforms means more jobs and lower health care costs for the american people. and protecting and strengthening medicare meeds a secure retirement for older americans. cutting waste means more airness and accountability for hardworking taxpayers. doing this means preserving the american dream, which is what we were sent here to do. we've balanced the budget before. 1997, republican congress working with a democrat president, bill clinton, came together to put the plan that would in fact balance the budget and we did. for four years ran a budget surplus. the president has an opportunity during this critical debate to come forward and to help make this part of his legacy like it has become part of the clinton legacy. working together on be
of the little things we saw like a vote yesterday in the senate to repeal the medical device tax in obama care, not going to be binding. so even though they took dozens and dozens, they considered more than a hundred amendments in the last 24 hours, none of those will have effect. t was mostly symbolic. host: we go to james. caller: everybody is complaining about government shutdown and all the situations we are dealing with. i want to ask the question why isn't anybody going back to the root of this situation when we got into this with president bush with illegal war. now president obama is bringing the soldiers back and the war is over. where are the funds from that to be utilized back into society and all the oil we got from you is dam hugh sane. why isn't going back to the fact the reason we got into this is what happened with bush and his administration and obama had to pull us out of that. nobody was complaining about hutdown and all these problems that happened. host: we'll leave it there. guest: republicans were hitting deficit spending that the budget that the cr isn't addressing the
realistically think it's going away any time soon? the republican fantasy budget reduces taxes dramatically without a hint of how it would be possible. without exploding the deficit or dramatically raising taxes on the middle class. this is consistent with what the romney ryan ticket said on the campaign trail last fall. the same issue where they dodged, assembled, and ignored the perfectly reasonable question how is it possible? six months later it's back in the budget but there's still -- but there still is no answer. during the last 40 years there have been only four budgets without deficits. the last three clinton budgets and the one that george bush inherited from bill clinton. in each case taxes as a percentage of the total economy were over 20%. in this republican fantasy land budgets are balanced with revenues at 19% of the economy, yet meeting the needs of 78 million more seniors and a infrastructure deficit that is growing as america is falling apart. clearly this is not remotely possible if we are going to enjoy anything like our current quality of life. there is a real world int
as democrats went on record favoring almost $1 trillion in tax increases. little talk about that a later on in the program. for the first 45 minutes of this edition of the washington journal, we are going to be talking about the affordable care act. thirdebrates its anniversary today. it is known as obamacare. we want to find out your thoughts about the affordable care act three years and. here are the numbers, if you want to give us a call -- reach out to also us by social media. you can follow us on twitter, we you canacebook, and send us an e-mail. the address is journal@c- span.org. thatis one of the items came from yesterday's express, the washington post express. the headline -- want to show you and let you listen in to what the president had to say the signing of the affordable care act three years ago, and then we will get to your calls. [video clip] >> it was your work, your commitment come a your unyielding hope that made the surgery possible. when special interests deployed an army of lobbyists, negative ads to preserve the status quo, you did not give up. you hit the phones a
there is a dying breed of republicans that i grew up with, the conservative business, low-tax and it is a natural fight, and i agree, i hope they continue to battle it out until after we get a woman in the white house and do some other things. then you all come back from the dead in 2050. sometime around that period of time. when the maya predicted the world would end in 2012, they were talking about republicans. [laughter] i see the democratic party, we have enormous challenges as well. i do not like the fact that my native south has a lot of republican governors. i like to make sure that the party is competitive in the south as all as in the northeast and the western part of the country. for that to happen, we have to make sure that we can articulate that vision the people in the south want us to have in terms of our role about government, but also the kind of country we want to be. right now i feel a lot better about the democratic party than i did four or five years ago, because it is a stronger party. >> the notion we have to spend money organizing or we did not do well because of technology
. they pay their taxes. they may have different circumstances, but they're just as hard working. i think the border generally is insecure. if it was secure, we would not have a drug problem. people always want to blame. pack the bulbto -- pass the buck when they cannot deal with the real issue. that is my opinion. i appreciate you listening. --t: dan tweets in monte writes immigrants legal or illegal, to hand and enough to eat and consume. they help the economy and take jobs from no one. you can share your tweets tith us. -- with us. focusingrom reuters, u.s. immigration detention cost. there was much controversy recently about federal officials releasing hundreds of immigrants from detention centers, ahead of the looming budget cuts. the real issue should be the u.s. taxpayer foot as the bill to retain more than 30,000 people every day. not a group of immigrants to pose little threat to public safety were transferred out of federal facilities last week. and he says that should not be the focus. instead the fact that they're being detained should be. she writes whenever the circumstances
to raise the road use tax because we don't have enough to build our roads. now road use tax, that really should cause a person to think. that is a user's fee. we pay it in the gas that we buy, and we expect that when that nozzle goes into our tank and when we squeeze the nozzle to buy the gas we watch the dollars and they go up really fast when you see gas that's over four bucks a gallon, we watch those dollars go up on the pump. we also realize between the state and federal government a lot of us are paying 40-plus cents a gallon to build the road that we're wearing out with the gas we put in. that's a user's fee. when i came here and break this down and asked the question, of tax/user rth of gas fee, 18.3 cents a gallon, $1 of that, how much of that actually goes into roads and bridges? and i'll tell you it adds up like this -- then we reduce it a little bit on this number. three cents out of that dollar went for trails for bike trails, snowmobile trails and that sort of thing. 3%. there was a one time $16 million in one of our appropriation bills to do -- to clean graffiti off of the
. thank god. >> irs. >> jesus loves tax collectors. that is why he accepted the hospitality of tax collectors. they called them publicans. >> if only the border patrol were as feared and effective. >> hispanic america. >> winnable. >> democrats, and gracias. >> chinese cyber attacks. >> democrats, and gracias. >> chinese cyber attacks. >> how can people be so stupid and not know why there are 6000 dead pigs floating through their river? how does that work? >> i would say more threatening than anything happening in the middle east. sorry. >> putin. >> evil, yet hilarious. [laughter] >> bush called him pooty poot. which is embarrassing. he is evil, but -- you have not seen the pictures. >> nra. >> does not represent most gun owners like me who are for president's obama's gun regulations. you have to deal with the reality. >> the only organization working to protect the constitutional right that "the new york times" hates. >> sequester. >> y2k of politics. it came and went, and no one noticed. >> it hasn't gone, and it is so incredibly dumb and it will hurt this country. a totally sel
, in terms of what they're doing with budget and taxes and everything else. host: we will talk with april -- reporter on the hill. ,et's go to fredericksburg virginia, republican, also a federal worker. caller: hi. i am with the department of defense, and we have done it numerous options on how to deal with the sequester. the department of defense has been hours with the sequester. it has certainly affected the tempo of our work. i think it is going to severely affect defense workers morale in a lot of ways. this is really ridiculous. both senatorsto from june -- virginia. unless they fix this things, i am not going to vote for them. atm looking very closely how my congressman is handling the situation. anything to doing fix it, i will try and vote him out, also. the congressmen are doing themselves a disservice. host: what is actually happening? you laid out a lot of discussions taking place at your workplace and terms of various scenarios, how things can be handled. a few, what is happening? caller: i am in education, and we have civilians students and military in the same classes. of t
in the unlikely, deep blue state of washington. talkingt door-to-door, about taxes and other items, and they flip them to a fiscally responsible majority, is. -- and they flipped them. the torch of liberty, the constitution in our country, will they perish or last? if we stand and speak for our principles, if we show americans our vision for the future, if we fight for freedom, our country will last. [applause] glasses with a powerful elite? the face ofnk in opposition? or will you stand boldly on principle? patriots, stand with us and fight for freedom, fight for our constitution, fight with us for the rights endowed by our creator, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, fight for a better future, like ronald reagan did, like. paul, michele bachmann, scott walker. tea party patriots around this country do it every day. when you stand and fight, we will stand with you. when they fight on capitol hill, together, we will have their back. we will stand and fight for those who fight for us. fight for freedom. fight for a better future. fight. thank you so much. god bless you. god bless america.
years. while cutting taxes every year. i have dedicated much of my adult life to revolutionize our schools so that school serves children and parents. you must know this, all of our successes at the state level, and all of the work being done in the private sector can be undone if we continue to lose presidential elections. we will forfeit our ability to chart a better future for our republic. this would be tragic in every sense of the world. as you know, sam is the former ceo of ibm. probably the best ceo in america in the last decade. sam is also a fantastic human being. he's easy to talk to, but he is also a visionary and a true leader. he told me an amazing story. withs deeply involved assembling the team that created watson, a supercomputer that can understand natural language with all the ambiguities associated with human speech. watson can read through more than 200 pages of text to find an answer in less than three seconds. what you do when you have this kind of amazing capability at your fingertips? do you know what watson is doing today? it is saving lives. it is being us
night senators voted to eliminate the medical device tax. if you put that in the budget, if it is allowed to come up, it will go through the senate and through the house. ands counterproductive counter prudence in terms of supplying equipment to people whether it be a diabetic or a heart patient. reason why other it's good. i do not doubt that we should spend time -- there are a lot of talks that are being discussed about reaching -- reaching a grand bargaining. you've reached the president with his sleeves rolled up, working with senators of the other party and representatives and they will come to the consensus. wea note for our viewers, were talking about this on friday as the senate is taking of the democrats of budget and there is a marathon session going on. though ahead. >> senator ammann i want to talk about the way these go forward. are you saying it is important to get senators on record for a medical device tax. are there other boats were you want to get senators? is there a better way of doing this goal -- going forward. , it is novel to you because we have n
is bad for our entire economy. it reduces tax revenues, productivity, so it is very important week act to address unemployment. i think most people would agree the federal reserve has been fairly active in that regard. in terms of costs, there are a number of different costs. i mention them in my remarks. one that has been recently discussed, the governor brought it up in a speech, the issue of financial stability. financial instability, if it were allowed to be sufficiently serious, would be a threat to jobs and production. given the experience of the past few years, we want to be sure we are not encouraging excessive risk-taking or other problems in the financial markets. we do address that through a number of means, including monitoring the financial system, communication and the like, but this is something colleagues are worried about. >> why not use it as a tool to increase the power? ableain, we have not been to come to an agreement about what guidance we should give an part of the concern is that we go forward and we will have to factor in the efficacy, another issue, and there
,ave tax but neither would balance the budget in 10 years. also the congressional black caucus and the congressional progressive caucus will be introducing budget. it's possible a ryan version could be introduced in the senate. >> what is likely to happen in the senate this week? >> it will be democrats making the case for the patty murray budget. convince someto democratic senators who may not support that budget. they will have to sell it to democratic senators as well as republicans. no republicans are likely to vote for the budget. they will be calling for more spending cuts, no tax increases, balancing the budget sooner. >> republicans say this to be the first time in four years they have agreed to put forward a plan. why is this your difference? are a number of different things. there is a law that was passed that the members of congress will not get paid unless the have a budget resolution. , the debtwo years limit law basically established discretionary spending amounts, so you technically did not need a budget the last couple of years. also, democrats in the senate hav
-partisan and bipartisan. someone who is non-partisan says higher taxes no taxes, no big deal. amnesty, deportation, whatever. but i think it's not about people abandoning their principles but finding common ground with people, even if they can't agree on everything, finding some things on which to agree. >> i was just a house member. >> president clickman. >> if anybody else would like a promotionless us know. we have another half an hour. >> members of congress as congressman talks about get elected to represent a district. we could have a long conversation about redistricting and about how in most states in this country if you are elected in a seat that is overwhelmingly a democrat or republican you are never going to lose that seat unless you compromise with somebody on the other side. but two people get elected by everybody in the united states. it seems to be i know this is something you've thought about given your time in the president. a president of the united states has a unique role to reach out to both sides in congress. without getting into a current events debate, i think we can agree
an amendment the medicalveal device tax in the 2010 health care law. again, the debate is underway. we caught up with a capitol hill reporter for inside information on the budget proposals in the house and senate. among the amendments they have debated and .ost: let's talk about the cr guest: congress is saying at least for today we avoided a showdown. the senate has passed it, the house passed it yesterday, and what it does is continue what we have seen from government funding. this is the era that we live in. rds that disagree on the way spending and taxes should go -- parties that disagree on the way spending and taxes should go. it keeps the sequester in place , although it does gives -- give .ome flexibility basically, it keeps in place what we thought we already had, which is a working government, sequester, and the ongoing pay freeze for federal workers. host: is the sequester here to i am starting to think that it has to be. twos harder to see how the sides reach an agreement when the democrats say let's replace half of it with taxes and republicans do not want that. i do not think de
. that means more debt, fewer jobs, and much higher taxes from the american people. we hope the president will change his mind and submit a plan that balances the budget. let's be clear, democrats in this town who reject the goal of balancing the budget are out of step. the american people know you cannot continue to spend money you do not have. i did not come here for a federal tight -- fancy title. i want to hand my kids and grandkids the same shot at the american dream that i had, not some mountain of debt. that is why republicans are working to balance the federal budget. been talk about the budget here. thatu think budgets -- they are essentially political weapons -- [indiscernible] have they just become weapons, because at the end of the day they are not binding? ofa budget is a statement each party's vision and terms of how they would cover and what they think the appropriate role of the federal government is. the house has done its part today. hopefully the senate will finish their budgets in. i would hope we can have a conversation between the chambers to see if we cannot come to
versus losing everything including the committee's tax base. while it does not factor in the worst possible scenarios but could still be damages across the gulf coast and northeast or the standards have been applied. ice storms showed that the elevation requirement reserves housing in homes for people to return to after the storm. there are not built to that level. that applies to the building codes. what about the insurance market's? >> is provided by the flood insurance program. if you are not elevated beyond the national flood insurance program, go into this will be a very expensive proposition to people. they will get a discounted rate .howing the reduce risks this will price many people to these decisions. >> do you have any estimates so far of how much the cost of the disaster is going to be borne by private insurance versus state governments versus that no government? they have not chosen for homeowners. it is preposterous of the cost. it was borne by the tax payer. would be the numbers that would be done by the private sector. >> one of the critical things craig has said is
they are raising a lot of money. in their own cases, it is their own money and it is not tax deductible. sylvester both mcmonkey mcbean and the star- part of aeetches are privileged class. the analogy in the case of mass incarceration, the privileged class of folks who are not as worried at about being incarcerated. middle toe iddle to -- upper class, wealthy, white, you're not as worried about being stopped, frist, incarcerated but there are groups that benefit even more among the privileged class. i think about the corporate contract that provides prisons with all the have. everybody from victoria's secret to dell computers have had private contract in prison that benefit from the prison complex. there is a certain group within the privileged class that benefit financially. in many00 cases to keep one person incarcerated. we all live in a state of fear so we opted that cost -- so we all pay that cost well as small percentage of the privilege to reap the profits financially. forave you done the show kids? communicateway to this to children? >> yes, last week. we had high-school students at a thea
and bipartisan. someone says lower taxes, no big deal. amnesty, whatever. i think that is a critically important one. it is not about people abanding their principles but finding a way to work together on a common ground. >> i was just a house member. it is fine if you want to put me there. >> if anybody would like a promotion let us know we have nother half an hour. congressman, members of congress get elected to represent a district. should anyone want to about redistricting and about show many states that if you're elected that are overwhelming republican or democrat that you're never going to lose that seat. unless you compromise on the other side of the aisle but remarkably get elected by the entire country. so the president of the united states republican or democrat, it seems to be and i know you have thought a lot about give your time in the tab cabinet. the president of the united states has a unique role to reach out to both sides. without getting into a current evens debate, i think we can agree the president in which this library was named, president reagan, and the last stop of this
that builds the power structure. in a state like the united states, the population pays taxes and the government is accountable and that system is not there in iraq. whoever oversees oil seizes power. that is a major factor in conditioning the mentality of the group that rules. they put their hand on that and they will not let that go. coming back to the sunnis, i remember growing up in a country where the sectarian divisions were not really relevant. we did not who was sunni or shia. a sectarian policies of saddam's regime and the oppression he imposed on the shia, this sense of being persecuted was strong -- shia.he snia. the opportunity came, there was a segment, the islamists, who were thinking now, we have got it, we will never let it go. it will be a shia government. that put the sunnis a difficult position, and in the early days they brokered the political cottedf the polit aical process. that did not work. they then joined in it. that is not working. now they are caught in a difficult position. they do not want to go to the extreme where al qaeda is because they get th
. it may play out over the decades in a tax on traditional religious believers. qualify for can you a grant or a scholarship? can you get a government job if you hold this position that is suddenly declared bigotry? it would be very contentious and divisive process. i agree that it might well play out in a very different way in the role it has played out. >> audience, next chance for questions. >> wow. >> let me get this out there. whalen, get the sense from seeing the amount of young people in the room that he may be in the minority, just guessing. i am glad you here. young people do not see what is the issue. that said some people may even say what is the big deal about getting married but that is another radical thing i will i get into. >> we'll have 10 minutes. >> you talked a lot about tradition and a radical notion. how does this relate to the loving versus virginia? my question is for paul smith. what is the primary purpose of the petrol government incentivizing marriage in the first place for anyone? if same-sex couples can show they're able to fulfil the purpose, what a special or
which we were able to put a stop to, and enterprise utilizing networked to undertake a tax -- networks to undertake a tax. -- attacks. we have done a number of things in conjunction with the secret service, nsa, because many cyber attacks originate from overseas. those have been successful. the one point i would make is that we tend to think and discuss in the beltway about protecting our networks from attacks, forgetting that behind every keyboard is an individual. aserrents is more -- is important as everything else. yes, you have to protect your databases, but those persons that are trying to get in have to go to jail. people have to understand that there is a price to be paid for breaking the law when it comes to cyber intrusions. that is something we are focused on, identifying the persons behind those keyboards, and making certain that if they undertake a tax, they will not undertake another in the future. >> i will yield back. >> would it make sense to double or increase the penalty for people involved in a cyber attacks? >> i think we ought to look at the penalty structure, yes
exercise because for example last night 79 or 76 senators voted to eliminate the medical device tax. if you vote on that in the budget, when that amendment if it is ever allowed to come up it will go through the senate and it will go through the house and we'll actually change that because it is counter productive and counter prudent in terms of supplying equipment to people whether it be a diabetic or congestive heart patient or other patients. so that is the other reason why it is good. i don't doubt that we need to spend some time and there is a lot of talk going on which are being discussed at this time about reaching a grand bargain. and the way you reach a grand bargain is you reach the president with his sleeves rolled up working with senators of the other party and representatives of the other party and building a consensus and then bringing his team along. >> and i should note that we are talking on this friday as the senate is taking up the senate democrat's budget and there is a marathon voting session going on on this day. >> and senator i want to talk a ittle bit about the way
the supply of electricity, improving the tax system, strengthening the ability to enforce contracts will all lift india's ranking and spur business growth in a way that has been missing thus far. largelyia's economy is based on global supply chains, it is absolutely critical for india to enact reforms and liberalize its economy, to tap into this regional market. this is how india anchors itself in the asia-pacific region and we should do what we can to help leverage those reforms inside india. that is why i believe the administration must redouble its efforts to secure a u.s.india bilateral investment treaty. current negotiations are proceeding far too slowly. there are important issues to resolve and it's going to take a concerted effort to make progress, but once the b.i.t. is firmly in place, the u.s. should work with india on a free trade agreement that will foster more trade. we should also work with india on high-tech visas where both of our countries jointly benefit. i strongly believe that where goods and services cross borders, armies do not. if this isn't motivation enough, let's c
, but on domestic policy, the tax cuts and so on. here is a clip and a little bit 8:48:58:09pm of a roast one night at the press club. well, i am flattered to be here following jack and talking about bob novak and the two people in journalism who i learned the most from and admired the most over the years. >> i spent the last few days doing the exhausting job of reading bob novak columns, going back many, many years, it was time-consuming, not very exhilarating and i discovered that bob after reading your columns, so many of them, i have dom the conclusion that your words will be remembered long after shakespeares are forgotten. but not until then. >> what did you the 506-page plus book was ever written in washington? it may be the best book. i can think of one better. i will get to that in a moment. because, and when we get young people, interns, and young reporters at "the weekly standard", i tell them. read bob novak's book because it will tell you are more about american politics and washington over the last 50 years than >> one of the things that he did that i had never seen before was he told
of the ones that you think you are exempt from tax >> i'm not sure what the individuals or -- exempt from? individualsure what rules you're talking about. we were created as an organization that was not title 5, the normal employment rules there. we have been in discussions about other opportunities for employees. i would have to look at in detail what you are referring to. >> i will get to that list. i will also get to a letter detailing the complaints are received from my local agents as i walked through the airport now is turning into -- airport. now it is turning into e-mails and upon calls about harassment and retaliation. water was 3 years old for tsa officers. it was visibly dirty. that i think is an unacceptable treatment for people who are really working very hard and who are partners with us. i will get you a list. i do not want to take any more time. i would like a response to those negatives. recognizes thew ranking minority member, mr. thompson, for any question he may have. mr. pistole, last congress, this committee identified a security gap that would allow an individual on
wolves who aspire to undertake a tax. we have been relatively successful in utilizing the same investigative tools that we utilize for public corruption cases, white-collar criminal cases, in terms of obtaining the cooperation of people come in terms of utilizing surveillance, whether it be wiser or physical surveillance, for instance, in identifying the persons who present these projects -- threats. thwart theo attacks. the harder it becomes to identify the individuals, because they're not reaching out to anybody else, which would enable us to identify and alert them. if so it is an increasing trend. we have been relatively successful. my hope is that our traditional techniques will continue to give us some success in this arena. shifting just a little bit from that, does the recent legalization of marijuana in colorado and washington state in the trend we are seeing, how fbi'shat impact on the and the dea, indirectly? you are involved in these cases. >> we do very little. we still participate in task forces and the like. i'm really not certain what if any impact it would have
is table e united states is ashley united states is able to disengage even more in terms of tax dollars and present -- presence. to help in the recovery efforts of that country because we bombed the heck out of them. we destroyed the country. until we get to that point, then we are going to have to be , in many ways, invested in iraq, but only in a very limited sense. that is our duty, i think, as americans, but i would hope we would focus more on nationbuilding at home, economic security for our veterans. i would hope we would look at how to create jobs, preserve medicare, medicaid, and social security. i think those are the critical issues we have to turn to in our own country to make sure that americans achieve the american dream. when you look at poverty rates, for example. we need a national strategy to eliminate poverty. i'm working on that with many members now in the house of representatives. there is much work to do here. host: congresswoman barbara lee , inc. for talking to our viewers. i'm delighted to be here. host: coming up, we will talk to doug collins of colorado. later,
. as a result we are more competitive. from low income to the high tax brackets, everyone is benefiting. the future's bright but only if we educate the half truths and begin telling the real story of america's natural gas revolution. the stories about technology, private sector innovation, investment, financial risk, thousands of new jobs, new competition, new growth, a growing and better standard of living for more americans, lower energy costs, new industries, a revitalized energy sector, more jobs, more growth, energy security and optimism. this is the story of america's natural gas revolution. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for ne minute. >> mr. speaker, the ryan budget once again places the burden of deficit reduction on working americans while failing to stop the frivolous spending of oil subsidies for
planned attacks and plans to engage in a tax is reviewable, but eminence is not reviewable. as i understand eminence as defined by this administration and set forth in the white paper is not an up-to-the-minute assessment of whether someone poses an immediate threat, but rather it is a categorical persons tot certain fit this category by definition pose an imminent threat to us. isn't that equally subject to ?udicial review the second question is, if we put aside for, and having an internal executive process, what about having a devil's advocate position? you will not always have harold ae, but you could always have defined institutional role, somebody whose job is to defend life, at least in terms of what has been leaked thus far, we are relying on harold coe. he is gone. we are hoping somebody else might be sensitive to those concerns. with that not make a more robust process? >> i have a couple of responses. experience as bit gc for the department of defense for four years, the application of what i think we would consider imminence is not necessarily what you would assume fro
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